Police Arrest 4 Boys Over Ritual Killing
Four young boys, whose ages range between 17and 20 years were, today, arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing one of their girlfriends for money-making ritual.
Three of the suspects, Wariz Oladehinde (17), Abdul Gafar Lukman (19) and Mustakeem Balogun (20) were all arrested following an information received at the Adatan Divisional Headquarters.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a release, said the police received the information from the head of the community security guard that the suspects were seen burning something suspected to be human head in a local pot.
Oyeyemi, stated in the release, AZ:5310/OGS/PRO/VOL.7/72/ 29/01/2022, that acting upon the information, the DPO Adatan Division, SP Abiodun Salau, led his detectives to the scene where the three suspects were arrested, while the fourth one, Soliu Majekodunmi (18), escaped.
Soliu Majekodunmi, who is said to be the boyfriend of the slain girl, following a manhunt, was eventually arrested in his hideout where he fled to when his accomplices were rounded up.
Oyeyemi said, on interrogation, the arrested suspects confessed that what they were burning in the local pot is the head of the girlfriend of their escaped accomplice.
“They confessed further that the girl, who was simply identified as Rofiat, was lured by her boyfriend, Soliu, to where she was murdered by four of them, after which they cut off her head and packed the remains in a sack and dumped it in an old building.
“They subsequently led policemen to the building, where the dismembered body was recovered and deposited at general hospital mortuary for autopsy.
“The short cutlass and a knife used in cutting off the deceased head were also recovered,” the Ogun Police image-maker stated in the release.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has described the action of the suspects as the height of callousness.
He also ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation, with the view to arraign them in court as soon as possible.